prayer from the cell: W5 and how

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Honestly, you can pretend to hear from God and it will work for you and for those you tell. More than that, you can actually believe you hear from God and that is even more powerful and convincing. You can believe anything you want and the world will rush in to substantiate it. We need to realize that this happens.Have you read Endo's "Silence"? If not, you should. It's a powerful and honest writing about the silence of God.This isn't to say I don't feel as though I've received direction or … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: local

Last night I made a couple of posts on Twitter and Facebook, etc., that raised quite a stir, like "Some atheists are the best Christians I know", and "Embrace your inner atheist. After all, iron sharpens iron", and "Did you know it is possible to be a Christian and an atheist at the same time? I'm living proof!" Lots of responses ranging from agreement to disagreement to confusion.I'm sure today's prayer from the cell will only exacerbate these different reactions.So I plan on writing a post … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: promises

Good morning everyone. I wrote a post last night that I would love you to share with others. I think it is important and I hope helpful as well: why it is so difficult for pastors to leave the ministry. … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: loving the rest

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prayer from the cell: with Gotye

I love Gotye's song.This prayer from the cell can be taken many ways. Here's a few options:Does it mean, flatly, that I no longer believe in God? Or, does it mean that the god I used to know is no longer a viable one, that it was more like an idol, no where near matching the actual God? Or, does it mean that God broke up with me, left me, abandoned me, and that I simply don't know him anymore because he's gone? Or, does it mean that I used to think I actually knew God, but the deeper I … [Read more...]

send and receive

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sun sets moon rises

Yes, it has set, the brightest light. At least for a time. At least for the night.See the moon rise, fairest of lights. It will bring me peace and adorn my sight.I will await the dawn of day. I know it shall come and lighten my way.I "painted" the above image with my finger using the "Brushes" app on my iPhone. It is a scene from the river in front of my house. The sun had just set, blasting an array of colour across the horizon. The full moon was rising in all its splendour.My … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: autocorrect

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seek the ever receding

The first time I realized this basic dynamic was traumatic. But it is a necessary step in the development of a mature spirituality. This is what keeps us seeking. This is what keeps us honest. This is what keeps us from sliding continually back into idolatry.Check out my books, also available on Kindle: click HERE. … [Read more...]